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Image: From the Picket Tower, Ferguson Unit 1967–69

Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo

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From the Picket Tower, Ferguson Unit 1967–69

20th century
279 x 356 mm (11 x 14 in.)

Danny Lyon, American, b. born 1942

Alternative title: Guns Are Passed to the Picket Tower; the Line Returns to Work [title in book]
Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Series: from Conversations with the Dead
Edition: From the first 15 photographs of the Hyperion Press portfolio, 1979
Marks: Signed in pencil on verso, lower right: “Danny Lyon”; numbered in pencil on verso, lower left
Bibliography: Danny Lyon, Conversations with the Dead: Photographs of Prison Life with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #12205 (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971), reproduced on p. 53.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Shore (parents of Martin H. Shore, Jr., BA Wesleyan 1982), 1981
Accession Number: 1981.36.15

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  • African American history
  • convicts - Use for those serving a prison sentence following conviction for a criminal offense. For those involuntarily confined in prison or kept in custody, use "prisoners." For those confined to an institutional facility voluntarily or involuntarily, use "inmates." [January 1993 alternate term added. February 1991 descriptor added.]
  • documentary photography - Use for an approach to photography in which the subject is recorded with an emphasis on factual accuracy and with a high degree of objectivity by the photographer; often of a newsworthy event. May be intended to record, and ultimately influence, social conditions. ICPEP
  • imprisonment - LCSH Link
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  • prisons - Use for places of confinement and correction run by state or federal authorities for those adults convicted to sentences over one year for serious crimes; developed since the late 18th century and generally characterized by cell and corridor plans with separation by offense and sex, and programs of rehabilitation provided as means toward prisoner reform. Use "jails" for places for offenders sentenced either for lesser crimes or for terms up to one year.
  • Texas - TGN 7007826

  • sheet Dimensions: 279 x 356 mm (11 x 14 in.)

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